Thanks to everyone who left a comment, or followed me on Twitter or this blog! The winner of my first giveaway is Wendy! Shoot me an email, and I'll send one of Sarah's adorable Coffee Hugs your way. For those of you haven't checked her shop out, these things are so cute. I just ordered three for Christmas presents, but I may have to reconsider keeping them for myself because how cute would it be to match your Coffee Hug to your outfit? The styles these days are all about accessories, right?
At any rate, I'd like to thank Sarah for helping me out with this project. I can't think of anyone better I'd like to show products off for.
Moving forward. Oh boy, are we moving forward, folks. Here's a picture of what the girls and I did yesterday afternoon:
This was not something that was planned. Quite honestly, I was thinking Hadley would have it for several more years, maybe graduate from high school with it. We'd been telling her she would have to get rid of it, but then bedtime comes and neither one of us is in the mood to follow through with it.
Except that Saturday Hadley dropped it in the toilet. And that was the last one. Talk about cold turkey.
Do you remember that scene in Mr. Mom where Micheal Keaton tells his son he has to get rid of his blanket? We kind of lived that Saturday night.
I keep this little log to remember stuff like this, and also so that Hadley and Harper can remember too. I don't whether Hadley will remember her first night without an OG, but what I would like to remember was that evening after she'd calmed down a bit, she and I were lying on the bed talking for a bit. She had this look on her face that I imagine resembled what I looked like before I gave birth. There are just some things we all have to do by ourselves, and going to sleep without an OG is one of them. But Hadley did it, and she doesn't seem worse for the wear. I hope that, like I felt before I gave birth, despite being afraid, she could take this next step because she feels supported by me and Jesse. I hope she knows that we think she can do anything, even the scary stuff. That's what my family does for me, and that's what I want to do for Hadley.
Yes, I believe I did just compare giving birth to getting rid of a pacifier. Just wait until I write the post about teaching the girls how to pluck their eyebrows.